(from Anthony Bourdain's Get Jiro!)
|Yeah, "like something the cat dragged in." Exactly.|
|Paolo Soleri, 1919-2013|
Detective Vogelesang, for the prosecution, insisted that Night Piece was obscene because: "Apparently someone is shining a torch in the dark, visiting through the park gates. To my mind they were going there for some disapproved motive ... I have found that people who go into parks at night go there for immoral purposes".Even in 1940, that sounds like it would have been a stretch. Reading that claim today, the pertinent words would be more along the lines of "mentally deranged". Nonetheless, Harris was found guilty, although with a fairly light penalty, a five pound fine in lieu of six weeks in jail.